I recently gave an invited talk at the University of Michigan on “The Curious Case of Black Rage and the Forgiving Heart.” It was an awesome audience. I really enjoyed thinking about these issues with them.
The following was published at the Daily Nous for their “Philosophers On” Series (Aug. 18, 2015). The Conscious Gospel and its Shortcomings In the black community of the 1980’s and 1990’s, we had a term to refer to folks
I am very grateful for the opportunity to have been selected to work at PIKSI Penn State this summer. I met some great people and I learned so much.
In the latest UnMute podcast I interview philosopher, Amir Jaima. We talk philosophy and literature.
In this TEDX talk, I argue that contrary to what psychologists and the powers that be may say, anger is not a bad word.
Here are pictures and slides from my TEDX talk as well as lessons I learned from being a TEDx speaker that may help you.
I am a workaholic. I am just beginning to embrace this part of myself. Admitting it is half the problem and trying to balance my life in spite of it is the other half. I am a workaholic for several
We talk about Franz Fanon, Existentialism, #BlackLivesMatter, and present-day activism in the latest episode of the UnMute Podcast.
Don’t let fear block you from the door of opportunity. Be bold and courageous. Although fear may never go away 100%, it’s always worth going for what you want no matter how afraid you are.
Without self-confidence, you won’t have the guts to do what you need to do and do it with excellence. Moreover, people won’t believe you when you do. Learn how to defeat self-confidence killers and maintain or regain the confidence you need to do what you have to do.
I want to share with you 10 Tips for presenting in front of people you ‘think’ are smarter than you. I hope these tips will remind you of how smart and awesome you are and how you have no need to be intimidated or worried about anyone in your audience.
Take a look at my debate adventure with High School students from Harlem and gain some valuable debate resources for teaching your own course.
I presented “TEXTnology in the Classroom” at SXSWedu 2014. The workshop was based on my texting experience in my philosophy classes and consisted of sharing best practices on how to use texting in the classroom.
I created a summer seminar in philosophy for adjudicated and formerly incarcerated adults at John Jay College. The experience was amazing and fulfilling. Read more for the syllabus, resources, and lots of pics and videos from the experience.
Here is a great resource for any educator or activist interested in the New Jim Crow and the Collateral Consequences of Incarceration. This is a 1.5 hour panel I organized around the stigma of incarceration.